Aaron, Danny - 4294 Wildwood, Shreveport, LA 71119; 318/636-0400
2009 - Owner of Aaron's Lakeside Kennels in Shreveport
Abbott, Billy - 4041 N. Lazy Hollow Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32257; 904/220-9623
Adams, Gerald (spouse Ginger) - 3556 Shandwick Place, Birmingham, AL 35242; 205/991-2004; firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 - Married to Ginger (a Birmingham native). He writes he "became a Christian in January 1978. Retired from AT&T (June 2008) and cheering for the Louisiana Tech football and basketball teams. Playing a little golf on the side while I figure out what to do with the rest of my life."
2014 Update: Graduated from LA Tech in 1968; moved to New Orleans, LA in 1971 and to Birmingham in 1978. Became a Christian in 1979; married ginger in 1985; retired from AT&T in 2008. Traveled a lot in the 80s and 90s. Learned to snow ski in the Bavarian Alps. Spent a few weeks in the Northeast and Western U.S. Best trip was a cruise of the Mediterranean, visited Greece, Crete, Turkey, Egypt and Israel. Last trip was to Hawaii. Since retirement have played golf a couple of times a week and have done some work around the house. To fill our empty nest, we have two Shetland sheep dogs – Blue and Bridgette.
Grandchildren: Granddaughters – Samantha, Stephanie, Peyton; Grandson – Brodie
Life lessons: I spent the first 33 years of my life with emptiness inside of me that I couldn’t fill. It manifested itself in emotional highs and lows. It didn’t take much to get me really high and even less to take me really low. In January of 1979, I accepted the free gift of salvation from Jesus and that emptiness was filled. Since that time, lots of good Biblical teaching has helped me through the highs and lows of life. I still make mistakes, but like our school motto, I know I never walk alone.
Adams, Kenneth - 402 N. Sibley St., #8365, Benton, LA 71006; 318/965-5026
Agotta, Betty - 425 Coventry Ct., Shreveport, LA; 71115; 318/797-0763
Alexander, Larry - Deceased
Allegrini Strachan, Dee (Delores) - 3481 Amber Lane, Oceanside, CA 92056; 619/465-5342
2014 Update: I am living in Oceanside CA, am single, have 2 daughters and 4 grandkids. I am retired as a Veterinary Practice Manager for 23 years. Thanks for including me. Wish I could come to the 50th Reunion! Have fun. :) Dee
Allen Formby, Rita - 89 Grace Lane, Bossier City, LA 71112; 318/230-3086; email@example.com
2009 - received her RN degree from NSU. She worked at LSUMC in Peds, WK eye surgery with Steen Hall, and ER at Doctor's Hospital. She writes, "Went to work for Central Management Co. 19 years ago as Administrator. Have worked in 3 facilities for them. Have had numerous parents of fellow students. Mostly at Garden Park on Linwood. Tried to retire a few years ago. Moved to Panama City Beach, FL, then to north Tampa. Hurricanes ran this N. LA girl home (4 in the tome I was there...came home with Katrina). Helped my previous employer open Red River Behavioral hospital, then returned to Administrator in Long-Term care."
2014 Update: Retired RN and Nursing Facility Administrator.
Grandchildren: Proud parent and grandparent: Rhonda Formby Burlison (Mike) - Blair, Bailey, Bryleigh; Jerry Formby, Jr. (DeAnna) - Miller and Mitchell.
Life lessons/experiences: I enjoy outdoor activities. I have white water rafted on the Snake River out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visited the Tetons. Bucket list item after reading “The Horse Whisperer.” Fished in lakes, streams, rivers, ocean and ponds. Toured Yellowstone National Park, saw “Old Faithful.” Visited various places in California, camped on the ocean there. Saw “Phantom of the Opera” in San Francisco. Swam with dolphins in the Keys and stood in the mist of Niagra Falls. Have seen beautiful sights in Texas Hill Country. Lived in Texas, Indiana, California, Florida and home sweet home, Louisiana. Raised my family here. Cruised around a few times. The Mediterranean Sea was beautiful as well as the ports. Fell in love with Rome and all of Italy. The Pope addressed the people at the Vatican the day I was in Rome. The experience was overwhelming. A car wreck disabled me on December 29, 2012. God said, “I’m not through with you yet.” This was a message for me to slow down and enjoy my years left here on this earth. I feel I had loved and taken care of his people for twenty-one years and he was giving me peace to enjoy my retirement. Saved by the Grace of God.
Allen Huddleston, Suanne - 14241 Keithville-Keatchie Rd., Keithville, LA 71047; 318/925-0520; firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2004 Suanne wrote: "I have been married to Don Huddleston for 20 years. Together we have six children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. I retired from Caddo Parish School Board in 2001 after 30 years of teaching. Twenty-two of those years were in Caddo and eight were at Calvary Baptist Academy. My husband and I enjoy camping, fishing and traveling."
Anderson, James Albert (spouse Cynthia) - 6127 Masters Dr., Shreveport, LA 71129; 318/686-3581 or (cell) 318/458-1295; email@example.com
In 2009 James writes,"I am still here - hope you are, too."
2009 - "I have worked 40+ years in the plumbing trade, retired from U.A. Local 141 in 2007; started with the City of Shreveport as Plumbing Inspector in Dec. of 2007 to present. Race dirt track winged modified (See/Treasurer) Ark-La-Tex Winged Modifieds. Race from end of March thru first week of Oct. (29 races). Takes up most of my time. Play a little golf."
Andrews, Billy F. - P.O. Box 3185, Shreveport, LA 71133
Andrews, Charlie (spouse Marsha) - P.O. Box 60, Gibsland, LA 71028; 318/843-6991 or (cell) 318/918-5351
2009 - He writes that he and Marsha "moved to the country about ten years ago. Opened a small grill and are having a great time...hold court everyday! Live in an old, old house; plenty of room for everyone to pile in. Life is great".
Arntson, Ken (spouse Kornkanok) - 7/50 Moo 3, Rayong Lake and Garden, Tumbol Nernpra, Ampur Muang, Rayong 21000, Thailand; firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 - Ken is married to Kornkanok. They have 2 children, Kristine Crawford and Kevin Arntson. Ken lists his work address as "Lagos, Nigeria".
In November 2010 he wrote - "Hello to all my Woodlawn '64 school mates, I have put my Mississippi home up for sale and moved my family to a new home in Rayong, Thailand. Any of you that may think about visiting this part of the world are welcome to contact me at this email address and I will be happy to show you around my area. I have lived and worked in Thailand off an on on for more than 12 years since first coming here in 1968. There are a lot of mountains and sunny beaches in my area which is about 100 miles east of Bangkok. Some of you that may need medical care may look into Thailand for treatment, they have excellent hospitals over here at 1/10th the price of medical care in the U.S.A. The hospitals also have an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery."
"Send me an email if you are considering visiting Thailand in the near future. It is a beautiful country with warm weather year round and the cost of living is less than half of the U.S. I understand that there are already more than 300,000 Americans living in Thailand at this date."
2014 Update: Since leaving WHS in ’64, I went to the Kansas City Art Institute for 2 years, quit and was drafted, and was sent to Vietnam as a combat photographer. That was the best thing to happen to me, as I realized that I wanted to travel and live all over the world then. After an honorable discharge in ‘68, got a backpack and traveled all over Thailand, Cambodia and Laos for a year before coming back to LSU Baton Rouge and getting a degree in Sculpture in ‘71. Won many art exhibits and even was featured on TV in Shreveport for my sculptures before leaving for Vietnam on my first construction job in ‘72. I was building oil pipelines in New Guinea and living in Bangkok in ‘74 and missed the 10th reunion. My daughter Kristin (lives in Austin TX is an event planner for Westin hotels) was born in Bangkok in ‘76. In ‘84 missed the 20th reunion due to my position as the Construction Manager for Chevron in Sumatra where we were building a 3 billion dollar steam flood project. Luckily in ‘94 I came back to Baton Rouge from Saudi Arabia for my daughter’s high school graduation and was able to attend the 30th reunion in Shreveport. Just completed a pipeline project in Qatar and was able to make it to the 40th reunion; on break from Nigeria for the 45th reunion and able to take my wife Kornkanok and 3-year-old son Kevin. Moved to Rayong, Thailand 4 years ago and with my wife we had our new home built. My wife is head of the Pharmacy Department at the local hospital and my son is in the first grade at the local Catholic school. I retired from Chevron last year. I have been all over the world except the North or South Poles but find Thailand to be the most fascinating. I built a bass boat to take my son fishing at a nearby lake. We are also into go kart racing at the local race track. Thank god I am still in excellent health and able to enjoy my son and wife. I will not be at the 50th reunion since Shreveport is a 30-hour flight from Thailand, and I am sure that I would sleep through the reunion if I came from jet lag.
Grandchildren: So far, no grandchildren, with a 7 year old son, don’t really think I need any.
Life Lesson: Make up your mind what you really want to do and then do it.
Ashford Chalk, Robbie (spouse Jimmie) - 3217 Oak Hill Dr., Garland, TX 75043; 972/278-9540; Rchalk@saturnroad.org
In 2004 Robbie wrote: "As we celebrate this 40th reunion, Jimmy and I will also celebrate our 40th anniversary - the same weekend Nov. 26. I still work for my church (Saturn Road Church of Christ) as the Membership Secretary and Bookkeeper. Jimmy still works for the same company, though it has changed names. We've survived downsizing, mergers and buyouts! We look forward to retirement (probably 3-4 years away) and hope to buy a motor home. Maybe we'll look up some of you in our travels! We have one son, a daughter-in-law and three most precious grandchildren (I know, next to all of yours!) My folks still live in Shreveport, just a few blocks from Woodlawn. If you haven't been back recently, you are in for a sad shock. You may remember that I've been a diabetic since age 15. During the last two years, it has dealt me some blows. I had to have a partial amputation of my right foot. I've bounced back pretty well -- but I probably won't be dancing the Twist anymore. Getting old is the pits!"
2009 - "Jimmy and I are still working but hope to retire in about two years. We have 3 wonderful grandkids who are the light of our life! As some of you may remember, I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in 1960. For the past 7 years I have dealt with a partial amputation. Last December I had to have a below-the-knee amputation of the right leg. I've had a long recovery, but am now in a prostheis and mobile again. Actually feeling better and have greater stability and mobility. Turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Who'd have thunk it? Look forward to seeing everyone in October."
2014 Update: After graduating from Centenary, I taught school at Midway for 10 years. In 1980, we moved to Texas for Jimmy’s job. In 1982, I was hired by my church and have worked there ever since. I still do some part time work there. It keeps me sane to have something to do a couple of days a week.
Grandchildren: 3 beautiful grandchildren – the oldest graduated high school in May, the middle is a junior, and the baby is in the 6th grade. They are the light of our lives!
Life lessons: Since I have dealt with so many health issues (54 years of diabetes), I have learned to roll with the punches – just take each day as it comes. It also helps to have a spouse who truly is a “helpmeet.”
Atkins Dean, Janice - Listed on Classmates.com
Atkins, Gary - 4504 Finley, Shreveport, LA 71105
2009 - Owner of Moss Bay Plumbing in Shreveport
Atwood, Gloria Jeannette - Deceased
Atwood, Ronnie Mitchell (spouse Sandra) - 731 Harmon Loop, Homer, LA 71040; 318/927-2443; email@example.com
2009 - Ron has been married to Sandra (Homer HS graduate) for 11 years. She is a kindergarten teacher in Claiborne. They have three children, Shelli, Mandy, and Holly (the mother of their 6-month old granddaughter, Olivia). Ron had an art gallery for 35 years and then about three years ago decided to "go on the road". He now does art shows, sometimes outdoors, many in south Louisiana. Check his website at www.ronatwoodart.com. "And that's about my life now."
Austin Grant, Carolyn - Missing Soul